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I5700 Galaxy Spica/lite officially gets Android 2.1General

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  1. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

    News: Samsung has officially released the Android 2.1 update for Galaxy Spica. The update has been initially rolled out in Germany and will be released gradually in the rest of the regions.

    Source.. http://www.samsunghub.com/2010/03/17/i5700-galaxy-spica-officially-gets-android-2-1/

    Please confirm if it is available for your region

    Full Press Release

    Samsung Delivers World of New Experiences With Upgraded Galaxy Spica

    Android 2.1 gives Galaxy Spica new functionality and unrivalled user experience

    SEOUL, Korea – March 17, 2010 - Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a leading mobile phone provider, today announced it has upgraded its powerful Galaxy Spica (I5700) smartphone to harness the power of the latest version of AndroidTM, Android 2.1. The smartphone now offers users a galaxy of new features and an unrivalled mobile experience.

    The Galaxy Spica retains all the features inherent in the successful Galaxy Spica (I5700), such as seamless connectivity and access to GoogleTM mobile services, multimedia functionality and speedy processor performance

    "Lovers of the Galaxy Spica appreciated the ease with which they could access their contacts and personalise their experience – our upgraded handset offers all this and much more; a rich and rewarding and powerful mobile experience," said JK Shin, President and Head of the Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics.

    The upgrade will be available via PC Studio 7, Samsung's unique in-house software upgrade program. PC Studio 7 was included in the package of Galaxy Spica or can be downloaded at the Samsung mobile website (http://www.samsungmobile.com).

    Enhanced User Experienced
    The Galaxy Spica becomes a highly intuitive communications device offering users the option to personalise no less than nine side-scrolling screens. Users can really let their imaginations run wild, creating different home screens according to different personal interests or requirements.

    The handset now features augmented reality technology that displays real-time digital information of your surroundings over the view-finder of the Galaxy Spica's 3 megapixel camera. The Galaxy Spica also features Samsung widgets, Visual bookmark and PC Sync support to enable users to synchronise their devices quickly.

    Enhanced Multimedia and Messaging Functionality
    The handset now comes with a number of enhanced multimedia features which transform the Galaxy Spica into a personal entertainment device. Media browser allows you to browse through your media collection with ease. The camera has been upgraded to offer enhanced picture options and viewing functionality.

    Improved messaging functionality means that it is much easier to attach files to MMS and email that users can easily add contacts to messages direct from the phonebook. Improved contact management enables users to find a necessary contact very easily through the alphabetical index.

    The upgrade will be available from March 2010 in Germany and gradually rolled out to other European markets, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Asia, Africa and rest of the world


  2. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member

    can't wait for it to come to the uk...
  3. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

    Do not wait for another announcement from samsung.Connect your handset to PC Studio suite and check if something is already available to you.

    Anyone from germany? please share your experience.

    Unfortunately I have uninstalled PC Suite and installed Kies, Now i need to reinstall and check for update.
  4. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member

    I've got to the same but where do I download pc studio 7
  5. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

    Check the CD came along with your i5700 and install the same.
  6. aproka

    aproka Member

    any news if the I570EXXJCB is from the official released 2.1 fw?
  7. poligono

    poligono New Member

    Not final ......... experimental...:(
  8. kingdave

    kingdave Well-Known Member

    I may be completely wrong, but I can't find it on the i5700 support pages on samsungmobile.de.......
  9. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member

    the news was released to day it might go on the german site in the next few days
  10. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member

    im confused now it says to use pc studio 7 to update or do use new pc studio disc that came with the phone
  11. rebel

    rebel Member

    I reinstalled the one that came with my phone, it see's it now as the i5700, but its still not all functional but more than I was getting before :)
  12. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

    New PC studio is the latest version of pc studio 7. I couldn't find a newer version of PC studio 7 since august 2008. Therefore New PC studio came along with Device is the right candidate.
  13. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

    Anyway they are not providing direct download, You will get it through your new pc studio once you hook the phone to PC.
  14. rusky

    rusky Well-Known Member

    I just uninstalled Kies & found my install CD which has PC Studio 1.3.0.IJ1. Am I missing something here??
  15. confabber

    confabber Active Member

    I have tried installing the
    (1) "New PC Studio" which came in the CD,
    (2) Samsung Kies which I donwloaded from Samung's support page for i5700
    (3) Samsung PC Studio 7. (Downloaded from :: Mobile Exciting!! - Samsung Mobile ::)
    I cannot connect the phone via any of these software. The only thing I get with the Kies AND PC Studio 7 is that it recognizes the SD Card as a drive and I can see the contents. (My Photos, etc).

    I computer detects the phone correctly Samsung Android.

    Any idea anybody who has connected to PC to this phone via usb ?

    I cannot get the upgrade to 2.1 if I cannot connect :(
  16. poligono

    poligono New Member

  17. confabber

    confabber Active Member

    @poligono, this link is for Kies.
    Kies show a message, "This Device is not supported"
  18. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

    First uninstall your samsung PC studio& Kies then goto Add remove program and remove anything start with samsung (do not remove your display driver if the monitor is samsung :)). If your OS is vista you can sort installed component based on date so you can easely figure out the drivers to be uninstalled depending on the date.

    Download New PC studio released for samsung corby(or any new model) version would be something like 1.4.0.xxxx. Install this version and your phone will be detected.

    Here is the link from where I downloaded the PC studio (under the Software tab)

    S3653 Support Mobile Phones Products - Samsung Mobile India
  19. confabber

    confabber Active Member

    hmm.. no harm trying i guess...
    however at GSMARENA it is mentioned that you need PC Studio 7 to be able to update..
    Samsung I5700 Galaxy Spica gets Android 2.1, ready for download - GSMArena.com news
  20. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

  21. confabber

    confabber Active Member

  22. pilotk

    pilotk Member

    I tried to instal:
    - New PC Studio v.1.3.0.IJ1 that came with CD (also installed Samsung USB Driver Installer that came in CD and needs NPC installed prior)
    - New PC Studio v.1.4.0.IL1 (with and without USB driver) latest version I could find
    - Kies v. latest version I could find
    - Samsung PC Studio v. latest version I could find
    - Samsung PC Studio v.321_GL6 (looks different than the above one)

    Every installation was clean, removed many times everything from Add Remove program and the register.

    Nothing works. Only as removable drive.
  23. svkndv

    svkndv Well-Known Member

    Have you unchecked "Settings>>About phone>>Additional settings >>Mass storage only" before connecting the mobile with your PC?
  24. andy-roid

    andy-roid Well-Known Member

    I tryed the pc studio from softpedia but it wouldn't detect the phone os installed the disc that came with the phone after uninstalling every thing again and now it detects the phone in a box that pops uk it said only function available is phone up date...the best thing to do is to wait for the 2.1update to come to the uk
  25. pilotk

    pilotk Member

    Yes I have.

    Also tried in Settings>>Applications>>Development>>USB debugging both settings on every install just to be sure.

    EDIT: Forgot to mention, I have Windows 7 Pro 32-bit.

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